The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.
Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk-away from any open flames-to remind yourself that if you don't write daily, you will get rusty.
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